The 2021 Symposium on

Artificial Intelligence

for Social Good

April 30, 2021. EASTERN TIME (UTC-4). Virtual.

PROGRAM

(9:00-10:30) PANEL 1: AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Moderators: Ryan Shi, Fei Fang

Olubayo Adekanmbi

Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria

Founder, Data Science Nigeria


Neha Kumar

Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology


Ernest Mwebaze

Research Scientist, Google

Director, Sunbird.ai


Rahul Panicker

Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Wadhwani AI


Nithya Sambasivan

Staff Researcher, Google

(11:00-12:30) PANEL 2: DEPLOYMENT & IMPACT OF AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Moderator: Ryan Shi

Sera Linardi

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Founder & Director, Center for Analytical Approaches to Social Innovation


Miguel Luengo-Oroz

Chief Data Scientist, United Nations Global Pulse

Co-founder, Malariaspot & Spotlab


Bill Thies

Senior Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research

Co-founder and Chairman, Everwell


Kush R. Varshney

Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research AI

Co-director, IBM Science for Social Good Initiative


Ellen W. Zegura

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

(14:00-15:30) TALKS: RECENT WORKS ON AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Stefano Ermon

Assistant Professor, Stanford University


Diyi Yang

Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology


Yexiang Xue

Assistant Professor, Purdue University


Sarah Williams

Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Daniel B. Neill

Associate Professor, New York University

Co-Director, NYU Urban Initiative


Bistra Dilkina

Associate Professor, University of Southern California

Co-Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society


Amulya Yadav

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Ana-Andreea Stoica

Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University


Shahrzad Gholami

Data & Applied Scientist, Microsoft

(16:00-17:30) PANEL 3: DOING RESEARCH IN AI FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Moderators: Rex Chen, Ryan Shi


Rayid Ghani

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

Founder & Director, Data Science for Social Good Fellowship

Kevin Leyton-Brown

Professor, University of British Columbia

Co-founder, Kudu.ug


Emma Pierson

Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research

Assistant Professor, Cornell University


Milind Tambe

Professor, Harvard University

Director, Center for Research on Computation and Society

Director, AI for Social Good, Google Research India


Phebe Vayanos

Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Associate Director, Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society

organizers

Ryan Shi

Rex Chen

Fei Fang

Carnegie Mellon University

Contact: aiandsocialgood@gmail.com